Monday, January 31, 2011

Winner Announced! The Silver Loft Jewelry Giveaway

Happy Monday!
What better way to celebrate Monday than by announcing a WINNER!
Thank you to everyone who entered, followed, and joined the Sassy Pepper reader entourage. 

All entries were hand written and then I picked one from a hat.
Not really... but if I did it would have been a really cute tea party hat.

Winner was chose via!

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to The Silver Loft Jewelry

Congratulations to Scarlett who said:

"Love this giveaway!

I liked you on FB, follow the blog and posted about the giveaway on my blog."

Thank you Scarlett!  You can contact us by emailing for the details!
We hope that you choose something fabulous from The Silver Loft jewelry.
Please don't get down on yourself if you didn't win. 
There just might be another giveaway around the corner.  Perhaps tomorrow!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Bitsy Bands


Looking at this adorable newborn photo by Kelly Nicole Photography makes me want another teeny tiny girl.  Kelly took our family photos abut a year ago, and I just miss my tiny chubby baby boy who is getting so big!
 I am so envious of Sassy right now with her tiny princess.  They really do grow too fast.

Being nostalgic of babies...of course I looked on Etsy.  What better place to find cute and unique things.

I also found a darling store that sells elastic and supplies in EVERY COLOR, (including sparkly) for making itsy bitsy headbands like the one above.  And her store name is Bitsy Bands!  How cute is that?
You can even buy them prepared in the size you need!

I now have that creative itch, and will be bringing you a itsy bitsy headband tutorial next week!
So go and buy some may want to try this little Ditty.

Have a Happy Weekend and I will see you Monday!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Etsy Extravaganza!

Have decided to make this a weekly post...

ETSY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!  GANZAaaaaa... Ganzaaaaa... (ganzaaa...)

It's too much fun to see all of the amazingly cute girly items.

Valentine Floral Pin, Brooch,

girly, girly. glass bubble magnets. set of six.

Wonderland - a girlie girly girl gift idea. for her. for a nursery. spring time. pastel pink cherry blossoms and creamy muted lime green grass - a whimsical photograph -  A Think Pink Fine Art Nature Print (8x8)

Victorian Pastels/ Textile rosette bib necklace with beads/ Made to order

Are you looking for a special Valentines day pettiskirt for lil valentine...Here is a fabulous red and zebra pettiskirt and it comes with 2 free matching bow...

Enjoy Browsing these adorable Etsy Shops!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Continuing with our month of girly things...I think it is time for a giveaway...

How about one of the most girly things you could win?

This giveaway if for one gift certificate to the Etsy Store...

Key to my Heart necklace

$25 to spend on what you want,
and what is better than winning what you want?

We are so excited to be growing our crafty readers,
So... this time around I am offering multiple entries!

You can enter by:
1) Leaving a comment on this post (1 entry)
2) "Liking" our Facebook Page or Twitter page if you haven't already done so (2 entries)
3) Share your favorite Sassy Pepper post on Facebook (2 entries)
4) Following The Sassy Pepper Blog! (3 entries)
5) Posting our give-away or favorite post on your own blog! (3 entries)

In order for us to know how many entries to give you,
leave a comment telling us which of these entries you received.
If you are already a follower on facebook, twitter, or for our blog, your entries count!
Just let us know in a comment what you have followed!

Winner will be announced Monday January 31st, 2011.

Happy Entering!


Monday, January 24, 2011


If you get a chance...

Take a stroll today - right on over to BCD with Becca!


Blue Cricket Design is one of the most inspiring DIY blogs that I read.
Not only does she share her creativity with you, Becca also makes it possible for HUNDREDS of crafters to share their ideas every single week.  Every day she has something new and exciting!  It just keeps getting better.

It just so happens that she is featuring our Mod Podge: Photo's on Canvas Tutorial this week!
The Sassy Pepper is on BCD today!

Am I dreaming?  Somebody pinch me.  I feel like I was just on Oprah!

And if you are a new-comer to The Sassy Pepper...WELCOME!
Warning to newbies...beware of my obsession with adhesives and glue.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Etsy Extravaganza!

Some Fanciful Baby Girly Items from Etsy!

Have fun browsing these darling shops!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

50% Off an Amazon Gift Card!

In case no friends have shared this deal with you yet today, LivingSocial is offering a $20 Amazon gift card for $10!

If you're an Amazon addict like I am, you need to jump on this deal. It's available for another 11 hours and you can use it to buy pretty much anything on Plus, if you have an Amazon Mom account you'll get free 2-day Amazon Prime shipping! Woohoo!

I'm buying diapers (hope your purchase is more exciting, though)!

I love great deals!

Girly Gift Idea and Tutorial

This isn't just a girly gift idea.
It is actually a gift that you can use for any birthday, or holiday and for any age!

What you will need for this tutorial:
Freezer Paper
Onesie, tee or fabric
Acrylic or Fabric Paint 
Sponge paint brush
Cricut machine OR a pencil and exacto knife

If you are have access to a Cricut machine, you will get to skip a lot of the hard work.  If you don't have a Cricut machine you will start by tracing an image or design onto freezer paper.

What to do:
Step 1: Make sure that you trace the image with the wax side (shiny side) down.  If using a Cricut to cut out your image, just smooth out the freezer paper onto a cutting mat.

Make sure to cut the paper to fit the mat.

Step 2:  Cut out your image!  
I was planning a little gift for Sassy's little baby, so my image is her baby's name.  Make sure you have fun!  Cut out a picture, or a shape, it can be anything!

Cricut Users Hint:
I found that the images turned out better if I placed the paper wax side up, and then cut the image in reverse.

If  you cut your image with an X-acto knife, you can skip to step 4.

Step 3: Peel off your stencil!
You may need them to fill in the "holes" for letters and shapes.

Step 4: Trim it up
Trim off the sides of your stencil to make it fit the clothing or fabric you are stenciling.

See Below, the tiny piece with the arrow next to it.  This is a "filler piece".  Reminder, don't throw the filler pieces away, you may need them.

Step 5: Iron on your Stencil!
Carefully place your stencil onto the fabric and iron it on!
If you mess up, it is okay.  You can peel it off and replace it.
I set my iron to a "cotton" setting.
You only need seconds to get the stencil to adhere to the fabric.

Iron on the large stencil first, and then any filler pieces that you saved.  Can you spot my tiny filler piece?

Step 6: Get ready to paint!
Slide a piece of paper, cardstock, or cardboard behind the fabric you are stenciling.  This is to protect the back side of the clothing, or if painting a piece of fabric it will protect the surface you are painting on from paint seeping through the fabric.

Step 7: Paint your stencil!
Lightly blot paint brush until paint covers all open areas of your stencil.

Let dry 15-20 minutes.

Step 8: Peel it off!
Once dried, you can remove your stencil.  
It should easily peel off of your fabric.

You are done!  Or are you?

You know's not done until it is embellished.
Since Sassy's teeny tiny girl is named Harper Rose, I added a little rose. 

Now, go to!  Stencil your heart out.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Because Twitter sounds cute and girly,  I think that The Sassy Pepper will give it a try!

You can receive updates from our tweets by following us here!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Girly Paper!

Continuing my girly trend for January in honor of Sassy's little baby girl, I am telling you to visit Oh My Crafts.
The site is like a crafters' heaven.  Especially when it comes to the great deals that they share often.
Take a peek at this awesome deal on girly paper!

You can purchase this paper pack for $13.49!
You get 50 sheets of double sided crafting paper!

Note: Free shipping with any $50 order, so make sure you look at the deals they have on Cricut Cartridges for $20 and under!  Other cricut deals can be found on sites like

Happy Craft Shopping!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Girly Treats

A little fact you may find interesting about Sassy is that she wasn't actually due with her baby girl until February!  She also was supposed to be attending a baby shower in honor of HER this upcoming Saturday!

(Psst...Let me know if you got her a gift and I can email you where to send it).

Because I know how much we all love baby Showers, (mostly the food and presents that go along with said showers) this post includes adorable inspirational cookies and cakes and info on where to learn to become a Cake and/or Cookie Making Queen.  You will love all you find for future parties and showers.


I could spend hours on this website looking at pictures and licking my lips...
I am planning on using some of her FREE TEMPLATES for my Little Girls' #5 birthday coming up.

I think that these cookies below would be a great starting project...

Quick mini rose tutorial

Warning: Only enter the Gallery if you have at least an hour to lounge around.

Oh!  Also, I found these amazing Wilton Products online.  This Silicone Baking mat will keep my favorite cookie sheets looking new.  I want one.

My sweet tooth is kicking in, I better nip that in the bud!